The Watershed Project

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Environment, Water

Location: 1327 S 46th St #155 Richmond Field Station Richmond CA 94804 USA

Mission: Promote understanding and appreciation of the natural resources of the San Francisco Bay Area, increase awareness of the human impacts upon these resources, and inspire community involvement and action that will protect and restore the Estuary and the watershed that surrounds it.
Programs: The Aquatic Outreach Institute creates and carries out involvement and outreach programs on creeks, wetlands, and watersheds for the general public and educators in the San Francisco Bay Area. AOI has served thousands of Bay Area teachers and youth through workshops including --Kids in Gardens, Kids in Creeks, Kids in Marshes, Watching our Watersheds, Wildlife Gardener and Gardening for Wildlife. AOI also coordinates Watershed Awareness Programs. These are grassroots programs in which AOI forms citizens, group that work with local government to do outreach and education and carry out restoration projects. Through its Watershed Awareness Programs AOI has founded two Friends of groups in Alameda County that are now independent nonprofits, AOI is currently implementing two Watershed Awareness Programs in Contra Costa County, SPAWNERS and the Friends of Baxter Creek. AOI also provides regional services throughout the larger Bay Area. This is a new program area for AOI that builds on the organization's existing network of programs and contacts. Through its Regional Services, AOI holds an annual conference for educators and the general public publishes Creeks Speak newsletter; maintains a Web site, and offers technical and organizational consulting to creek and watershed groups throughout the SF Bay Area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

There just aren't enough great non-profits like the Watershed Project out there anymore. It's a good, community-based, education-focused group of caring and knowledgeable people trying to clean up and their home. Linda Hunter, the executive director is a creative and passionate individual who has steer the organization with a steady hand and today the organization is flourishing. I'm proud to be on board and can't wait to see what the future holds!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Coastal Cleanups, youth education, and public outreach

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The energy and enthusiasm of its members and staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People who truly care about their future of the natural world around them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make the Richmond shoreline one helluva place.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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